The “Space Race” of the 20th century was a time of unprecedented progress where nations competed to develop superior spaceflight capabilities. Today, with funding from private and commercial entities such as Amazon, SpaceX, and Virgin Galactic, the “Space Race” has returned in the form of satellites, spacecraft payloads, and launch vehicles. Jim Apfel, Senior Vice President Commercial Strategy, explores the evolution of the space industry and the market demands for space-qualified electronics in the the March issue of Global SMT & Packaging Magazine.
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